Reboot UK


Good Things Foundation are leading the Reboot UK project to investigate how digital can help people in poverty to improve their health and wellbeing.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project is run in conjunction with partners Homeless Link, Mind, and Family Fund.

Phase 1 of Reboot UK ran for 12 months from September 2015, researching and developing pilot interventions before putting these models into practice in the community. Phase 1 supported 1,000 beneficiaries to use digital technologies to improve their health and wellbeing.

Following the success of this pilot, consortium partners joined together for phase 2 of Reboot UK (March - September 2017). During this time 35 organisations were supported to deliver digital support to excluded people.

Through these organisations, 1,412 multiply excluded people were helped to develop digital skills and experience, leading to:

  • Recovery powered by digital
  • Re-integration powered by digital
  • Improved outlook powered by digital.

Read the full evaluation report below to find out more about the impact of the project.

Reboot UK 2018 Evaluation Report

Reboot UK 2017 Evaluation Report

Case studies

Reboot brings ex-electrician hope

A Liverpool electrician has been visiting his local Online Centre to help him overcome paranoid schizophrenia.

Reboot UK helps Carly cope

Carly has been visiting a women's group at her local Online Centre as part of Good Things Foundation's Reboot UK project, and it's been helping her to cope with stress and depression.

Reboot UK: Sal's Story

A man from Deptford is rebuilding his life, with some new digital skills and the support of Deptford Reach.

Reboot UK: Gina and Kyle

Gina can now better support her 4-year-old autistic son Kyle using an iPad thanks to Family Fund and Good Things Foundation.

Northfield Community Partnership

Northfield Community Partnership is an Online Centre that works in deprived areas of Birmingham.


Reboot: Measuring Wellbeing

Laurence Piercy blogs about why collecting wellbeing data is hard & the recent approach the Good Things Foundation has taken.

Digital skills for better lives

Nicola Speake blogs about the progress of phase 2 of the Reboot UK project.

Project partners

Homeless Link Mind Family Fund